08.01.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Joyce Kim

We recently teamed up with Encinitas-based watch and accessories brand, Nixon, to spotlight a unique, California artist producing innovative work. We asked Los Angeles-based photographer Joyce Kim to capture some snapshots of her life that represent the Nixon theme “Wake Up And Live”. She channeled this mantra into her life and art, creating a shot-by-shot video to convey her own understanding of seizing the moment and living life to the fullest.

Joyce is part of a really talented crew of friends that are all on the cusp of big things in L.A. (you may recognize some of them in the video below). We thought it would be fun to skip the typical interview and just show you life through her eyes. Allow us to introduce, Joyce Kim.

08.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs & Ham

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I really wish this video was a hundred times longer! Lynda Claassen, director and chief curator of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the UC San Diego, shares some insights about Dr. Seuss’ process for creating Green Eggs & Ham. There’s so much more I want to know! Watch the video below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Quids In

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Nice little video here, by Russell Houghten and James Messina, capturing the New Balance Numeric team rolling around the United Kingdom for two weeks. The video features Arto Saari, Tom Knox, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor, Jordan Trahan, Levi Brown, Marquise Henry, Tyler Surrey, and Jack Curtin.

Watch “Quids In” below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Pomo “Back 2 U”

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Pomo “Back 2 U”, directed by Toronto-based Peter Hadfield. Watch the music video below.

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Paul Thomas Anderson Interviewed by Marc Maron on WTF

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Here’s something cool for all you fans of director Paul Thomas Anderson and comedian-turned-podcaster Marc Maron. Paul Thomas Anderson is the latest guest on the WTF Podcast! You can listen to the 2-hour interview here. Film fans can also look forward to an interview with director Richard Linklater! Excited for Maron to start interviewing more directors.

Also, I found these great posters for Paul Thomas Anderon’s latest film Inherent Vice. Does anyone out there know who created them? I can’t believe it’s this hard to track down a designer credit. If you know, let me know, and I’ll credit the artist(s).

*The posters were designed by BLT Communications, who are known for their terrific poster designs. I’ve yet to find any further details about who created them.

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See the rest of the posters below!

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02.01.15 by Jeff

Future Technology: “Face-Hacking” Real-Time Face Tracking and 3D Projection Mapping

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Nobumichi Asai and a team of digital designers and make-up artists return with a new video expanding on their “Omote” real-time face tracking and 3D projection mapping idea. They now refer to this as “face hacking”. This kind of technology will be amazing for live performances, watch the video below.

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31.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “Litefeet” A Glimpse into the Subculture of Subway Dancing

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Director Scott Carthy has just released a terrific follow up to his film 1050.6(c), about the subculture of subway dancing. The film features the dance crew known as W.A.F.F.L.E. and with moves like the one at 14:03 it’s hard not to like them. Watch the film below.

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30.12.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Malin Gabriella Nordin

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Malin Gabriella Nordin is one of my absolute favourite artists, as evidence by the sheer sheer of times I’ve posted about her (here, here, here, here, here). I came across this wonderful video after posting the Anton Alvarez profile from the same Vans Documentary Series a couple days ago. This is honestly one of the best artist profiles I’ve seen (all credit to Vincent Skoglund who beautifully captured it). It got me super pumped to go and make stuff, and I could relate so much to her and her desire to create quickly!

I’m so inspired! Highly recommend watching this video below!

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